That creme egg, Lorde wants it

Lorde tucks into a Creme Egg during the Nick Grimshaw show on BBC Radio 1.

12 min ago  The singer loves those chocolatey Easter treats and she is now even singing songs about them.

Murray Ball's long goodbye

Murray Ball at his home in Gisborne in 2007. His iconic cartoon Footrot Flats made him world famous.

8:00 AM  There came a time he couldn't hold a pencil. He'd trace with his finger on the table.

MAFS: Ballsy Nadia bites back

Nadia has finally had enough of arrogant Anthony.

This is week seven of the eight week nightmare that is Married at First Sight Australia.

Dance Moms star quits

Dance Moms reality TV star Abby Lee Miller has fallen prey to an online hack.

7:19 AM  In an appropriately dramatic stage exit, Abby Lee Miller has walked.

MKR set to explode

Josh calls Amy a 'slut' in an upcoming episode of My Kitchen Rules.

Has My Kitchen Rules' Josh and his potty mouth gone too far this time?

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Refugees' skills harnessed

Kareen Durbin with a scarf made by former refugees at Companion & Co.

Auckland company getting former refugees working and settled in New Zealand.

Seven of ScarJo's best

Scarlett Johansson held her own against Bill Murray in Sofia Coppola's Lost in Translation.

From period drama princess to sci-fi queen - the seven shades of Scarlett Johansson

Adele speaks my bad language

Crowds of mostly women gather for Adele at Mt Smart Stadium.

OPINION: Adele's loose banter is an F-bomb to my heart.

Spot Elvis in Upper Hutt

New Zealander Brendon Chase was crowned Australasia's Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist in January. He will perform and ...

Top impersonators prepare to celebrate 40 years since 'the King's' death with Upper Hutt's Elvis Down Under.

Peter Pan holiday shows

Luka van Rensburg, 12, plays Peter Pan in the upcoming Marlborough Children's and Youth Theatre production.

"It's a fantastic story and it has an enormous amount of audience participation."

Will Smith's bittersweet reunion

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air actors with the late James Avery (left) taken at the 2005 BET Awards in Hollywood. (FILE PHOTO)

The cast of Fresh Prince of Bel Air had a reunion recently and spoke fondly of one person who's no longer around.

Six films set in 2017

Pamela Anderson is Barb Wire.

You think the world is in bad shape in 2017? It could have been worse, according to Hollywood.

Cricket legend a "closet musician" in his own Wright

John Wright, left, Liam Ryan and Dean Hetherington of the Sou'Westers during the recording of the album Red Skies.

While there probably won't be any West Indian fast bowlers in the audience, John Wright is still nervous about taking guard for his Motueka music debut.

Kim K keen for baby No.3 video

Kim Kardashian has revealed she's keen to try for another baby, despite having two difficult pregnancies.

Her doctors don't think it's safe, but Kim Kardashian wants to try for another child.

Rotten Tomatoes 'just rotten'

Brett Ratner with RatPac-Dune Entertainment partner James Packer.

In a less-than positive review of the film site Rotten Tomatoes, a Hollywood director-producer comes out swinging.

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That creme egg, Lorde wants it

Lorde tucks into a Creme Egg during the Nick Grimshaw show on BBC Radio 1.

12 min ago  The singer loves those chocolatey Easter treats and she is now even singing songs about them.

Seven of ScarJo's best

8:14 AM  From period drama princess to sci-fi queen - the seven shades of Scarlett Johansson

Adele speaks my bad language

Will Smith's bittersweet reunion

THE BACHELOR NZ

Bachelorette's big regret

Despite missing out on a rose, Taylar  still said Zac was a gentleman.

Taylar Saunders gave up her brother's wedding for a chance to woo the Bachelor. She shouldn't have.

The outer limits of reality TV

Shock value is big value in Reality TV world.

Contestants dumped in the wilderness or chased by wolves. Where does reality TV find its limits?

Bachelor: Namaste, girls!

Steph's rugby skills were not enough to impress Zac.

Ball dresses, product placement and ridiculous excursions. Just another day at the Bachelor mansion.

Will The Bach miss out?

Images from The Bachelor NZ season 3 episode 3, cocktail party and rose ceremony

Long suffering Bach-watcher Steve Kilgallon watched the dates, disasters and romance - here's what he thought.

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Seven of ScarJo's best

From period drama princess to sci-fi queen - the seven shades of Scarlett Johansson

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Six films set in 2017

Pamela Anderson is Barb Wire.

You think the world is in bad shape in 2017? It could have been worse, according to Hollywood.

Rotten Tomatoes 'just rotten'

Brett Ratner with RatPac-Dune Entertainment partner James Packer.

In a less-than positive review of the film site Rotten Tomatoes, a Hollywood director-producer comes out swinging.

Schoolgirl 'stoked' with film

Georgia Spillane, left, finally got to see herself acting in movie The Inland Road on Friday with director Jackie van Beek.

She was just 5-years-old when she first acted in a film and finally got to see herself on screen on Friday.

OITNB actress' wedding dress wows

Orange is The New Black's Samira Wiley has gotten married and her dress is utterly gorgeous.

Orange is The New Black's Samira Wiley has gotten married and her dress is utterly gorgeous.

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Cricket legend a "closet musician" in his own Wright

John Wright, left, Liam Ryan and Dean Hetherington of the Sou'Westers during the recording of the album Red Skies.

While there probably won't be any West Indian fast bowlers in the audience, John Wright is still nervous about taking guard for his Motueka music debut.

Stage fright v Adele

Goodbye. More than 700,000 people saw Adele's shows in Australia and New Zealand, the final ones of her 13 month, 119 ...

Adele forces her self to perform for her fans. She may never want to again, but after this tour she may never need to either.

Three generations sing for Festival of Colour

Sisters Anika and Susannah West, top, with mum Megan Williams, left, and grandparents Diane and Peter Williams.

The Williams family is preparing to sing off against each other at Wanaka's arts festival.

Blunt's Beautiful brutal not romantic

James Blunt reveals the real story behind his mega hit You're Beautiful and it's pretty creepy.

James Blunt reveals the real sentiment behind his biggest hit and it's pretty creepy.

tv & radio

The outer limits of reality TV

Shock value is big value in Reality TV world.

Contestants dumped in the wilderness or chased by wolves. Where does reality TV find its limits?

Matty's misfortune

'We're getting so skinny!' Petrified Matty McLean’s reaction on Rainbow’s End ride is priceless.

Things always seem to happen to TV's Matt McLean. Maybe it's an unlucky streak?

Bachelorette's big regret

Despite missing out on a rose, Taylar  still said Zac was a gentleman.

Taylar Saunders gave up her brother's wedding for a chance to woo the Bachelor. She shouldn't have.

Mediaworks radio boss quits

Wendy Palmer, Mediaworks Radio chief executive has resigned.

Wendy Palmer did not give her reasons for leaving the company after 12 years, in a company-issued statement.

books

SAS keeping 'lid' on situation

Nicky Hager at the release of his new book Hit & Run.

The SAS have reportedly been in damage control mode since the release of a new book detailing suspected war crimes in Afghanistan.

High tea with the alt-right

Mr Darcy could make anything attractive... maybe even the ultra-right.

Not content with The Matrix and Taylor Swift, racists are reaching for Pride and Prejudice to prove a point.

Vintage Read: Darling Buds of May

First published in 1958, the Darling Buds of May is big on character, thin on plot.

Browsers bookshop owner Rachel Pope finds the original of an old TV show.

Delving into the dark

It was clear Donald Trump was going to lose his bid for the US presidency -- until he didn't, says David Vann.

David Vann writes black-humoured and fascinating stories about people in crisis.

arts

All invited to Devonport's arty party

Devonport Arts Festival founder Shirley Brickell wrote about Devonport's artistic legacy.

Devonport Arts Festival showcases the artistic, literary, poetic, musical and visual talent of its local inhabitants.

Passion for theatre drives director

Gibson Group chief executive Victoria Spackman will leave her role to take the position as director of the new ...

Creativity centre Te Auaha is coming to Wellington and now it has its first director in Victoria Spackman.

'Coarse play' parodies Shakespeare

The cast of All's Well That Ends As You Like It from Upper Hutt's Heretaunga Players.

One group of actors is taking on Shakespeare and his plays.

Sea Walls: artist in action video

Jet Martinez adding the finishing touches to his mural.

Watch a garden spring from a blank wall

stage & theatre

High School students seek FAME

Wakatipu High School students Sophia Harris, 17, as Lambchops; Hugh Taylor, 17, as Nick; Zak Komene, 16, and Sofia ...

Wakatipu High School's talent will be showcased when Fame - The Musical opens on Wednesday night at the Queenstown Memorial Centre.

'Coarse play' parodies Shakespeare

The cast of All's Well That Ends As You Like It from Upper Hutt's Heretaunga Players.

One group of actors is taking on Shakespeare and his plays.

Moulin Rouge star headed our way

Cabaret de Paris will visit Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Napier in late May/early June.

Cabaret de Paris set for Auckland, Wellington, Napier and Christchurch shows.

Mark Hadlow in Peter Jackson's new film

Hadlow will star in Mortal Engines, whose script is co-authored by Peter Jackson.

Mark Hadlow is getting back on his bike. 

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